From somewhere beyond the grave, the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy still maintains a tight grip on Massachusetts politics. The state's Legislature has granted the Senator's dying wish, acting on the request he made in his final days to change state law to authorize the Governor to name an interim U.S. Senator when a vacancy occurs.
The man who delightedly accepted the title of neoconservatism’s “godfather” passed away on September 18 at age 89. Sad to report, the neoconservatism Irving Kristol fastened on conservative Republicans endures, and it is not good for America.
President Obama delivered his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 23, employing impassioned rhetoric reminiscent of his presidential campaign's theme of "change":
Judicial analyst and former federal judge Andrew Napolitano blasted a controversial bill in Massachusetts and warned that the public would resist. During an interview on Fox News, the well-known freedom advocate also described various powers the legislation purports to authorize — e.g., forcibly quarantining residents without a warrant — in the name of quelling a public-health threat such as that supposedly presented by the swine flu virus. And he told the Fox News show host that the legislation appeared to be on track for passage.